RAiny and cold, can they still go out?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Vickilynn45, May 24, 2012.

  1. Vickilynn45

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    My chicks are 6 weeks old now, and their coop is almost done, but due to ongoing family emergencies it's not done enough that they can use it. :( It will be done by the weekend. They have been going out daily in their run, which is half covered with a tarp, but it has been in the 70's with sun. Today is off and on rain and much colder- like 50*. They are crowded and unhappy right now in their brooder box- which is a big hot water heater box. Is it too cold to let them go outside today if I provide them a box to get in with some pine shavings in case they want to warm up?
     
  2. sumi

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    50* is a bit cold. Give them some treats and keep them inside. They'll be unhappy, but hopefully tomorrow will be sunny again.
     
  3. Vickilynn45

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    Thanks Sumi, I kind of thought so. It's started pouring since I posted and the temp dropped even more. They are actually being pretty quiet right now. :) Coop has to be top priority the next few days as long as weather and mother-in-law's health co-operates. :)
     
  4. sumi

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    Good luck! [​IMG]
     

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